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Old 08-06-2014, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by KD3MW View Post
Today I put the scanner in the car and drove from Mt. Airy towards Frederick on 144. Just outside town I began to receive FC Fire. At the New Market Food Lion, the radio was working perfectly! Seems like there is an electromagnetic "door" at the county line!
More likely one of two things happened here;

a. You were receiving signals from only a single tower, avoiding the issues with simulcast distortion -or-
b. Frederick county's system concentrates its signals within the county using antenna orientation. Other jurisdictions - the city of Philadelphia comes to mind - do this as well

Nevertheless your issue appears to be at least partially resolved...Mike
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